Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
Released in 2016, our goal was to create a unique great tasting high rye content bourbon.
The problem is that rye ages much faster than corn.
So while our younger vintages had a big rye spice flavor (which we love) the mouth feel was too thin and it lacked the sweet, delicate complexity of a well aged spirit. Our older vintages had the silkiness and sweet notes that can only be achieved by moving in and out of #4 char and caramelized oak for many years, but the nice rye spice complexity had been aged out!
So what to do?
Find the perfect blend.
We combine multiple vintages off of multiple floors, maintaining the bold spiciness of the younger vintage and the smooth mouth feel and sweet aromas and taste notes of the older vintages while eliminating any alcohol burn in the finish. The result is a flavor and complexity that can only be achieved by blending vintages. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoy making it.
Incredibly complex and slightly hot out of the bottle, this bourbon has what it takes to shine through any cocktail. Same goes for enjoying on the rocks, it will never taste watered down or one dimensional. Even when sitting poolside during a Las Vegas summer.
Nose: Balanced oak nose with hints of fruit and dried apricots.
Taste: Initial sweet notes with a balanced mouth feel and spicy notes including white pepper from the younger vintage and high rye mash bill. Sweet oak flavors, hints of caramel, fruit flavor and rye spice. Finishes smooth with no alcohol burn even at 100 proof.
2016, 2017 and 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Gold Medal winner!
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